Mission

The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) initiative serves to identify, recruit, train and support new women state-level candidates nationwide in order to help elect more Republican leaders who better embody the electorate of our country, where women are 53 percent of the voters. RWRN offers candidate trainings, mentorship matchings and digital organizing tools for our candidates’ campaigns for state-level office. Since its founding in 2012, RWRN has recruited hundreds of women candidates, elected 386 new women to office and continues working to grow the largest caucus of Republican elected women in the country.

La iniciativa “Right Women, Right Now” (RWRN) del Comité de Liderazgo Estatal Republicano (Republican State Leadership Committee, RSLC) se dedica a identificar, reclutar y apoyar a candidatas de toda la nación, para contribuir a la elección de más líderes republicanas que representen mejor al electorado de nuestro país, donde las mujeres componen el 53 por ciento de los votantes. RWRN ofrece adiestramiento, correspondencia con mentoras y herramientas digitales de organización a las candidatas en sus campañas de postulación para cargos legislativos estatales. Desde su fundación en el 2012, RWRN ha reclutado a cientos de candidatas, logrando la elección de 386 nuevas legisladoras, y sigue trabajando para crear el mayor cónclave de republicanas electas del país

Facts

• In the 2015-2016 election cycle, RWRN shattered its recruitment goal of 500 candidates by identifying and recruiting 690 new, women candidates to run for state-level office. RWRN saw 163 of those candidates appointed or elected in 37 states. In partnership with the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP), which aims to elect candidates from all diverse communities, RWRN invested $7 million to see these candidates elected.

• Republicans outnumber Democrats in women lieutenant governors (seven to Democrats’ five) following the 2016 election of Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. Seven Republican women also serve in the role of secretary of state.

• During the 2013-2014 cycle, RWRN invested $6 million in partnership with the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP) to elect 138 new women to state-level office. Overall they identified and recruited 558 candidates before primaries in 45 states.

• In the 2012 cycle, RWRN identified and recruited 185 new Republican women candidates from 36 states, elected 84 new Republican women to state office and invested more than $5 million in support of women and diverse candidates – in partnership with FMP.

• RWRN makes several resources broadly available to RWRN candidates, including: trainings, reduced-cost websites, strategic advice and mentorships with current elected officials.

Importance

Un estudio realizado en el 2011 por los profesores Jennifer Lawless y Richard Fox reveló que una de varias razones por las cuales no hay más mujeres postulándose para cargos públicos, es que no se los han pedido. La brecha de género existente en el reclutamiento favorece a los hombres en comparación con las mujeres, entre 7 a 10 puntos porcentuales. Debemos cambiar esta situación. Ya sea que la sugerencia proceda de una persona dentro o fuera de la política, se invita a más hombres que a mujeres a postularse para cargos públicos. Los líderes republicanos tienen que realizar un mejor trabajo en el estímulo, respaldo y entrenamiento de candidatos nuevos y diferentes.Right Women, Right Now seguirá buscando candidatas en todas las comunidades de la nación, estimulando y apoyando sus postulaciones para cargos públicos, y orientándolas en el camino al liderazgo electo.
Arizona

Michele Reagan
Secretary of State
Co-Chair

Tennessee

Beth Harwell
Speaker
Co-Chair

Contact

 Catherine Onnen
connen@rslc.gop
 202.448.5278